Debris Removal-Phase II


Property Owners whose homes or other structures were destroyed or damaged in the Caldor Fire have two options to clean up the disaster debris.

A) Property Owners can sign up for the State Consolidated Debris Removal Program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to the Environmental Management Department by November 15, 2021.

B) Property Owners who do not qualify for the State Program or choose to hire a private contractor and consultant(s) must sign up for the Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program (Alternative Program) by completing an application and submitting a work plan to the Environmental Management Department by November 5, 2021.

Caldor Fire Debris Removal Summary

State Consolidated Debris Removal Program

The State Consolidated Debris Removal Program (State Program) is available at no out-of-pocket cost to property owners who complete and sign a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow access to their private property for the removal of Fire Debris.

  • Property owners must submit the ROE form to participate in the State Program. The deadline to submit an ROE form for the Government Program is November 15, 2021. Download the Right-of-Entry Form.

  • By submitting the ROE form, property owners are granting permission for State contractors to enter onto their property, safely and efficiently remove Fire Debris and make rebuilding possible in the Caldor Fire area. To avoid duplication of benefits, residents may be required to remit a portion of insurance claim payments specifically reserved for debris and/or tree removal. There are no out-of-pocket expenses regardless of the actual cost of the debris removal.

  • ROE Forms can be submitted in the following ways:

    • RETURN VIA MAIL: ROE Center, County of El Dorado, Environmental Management Department, 2850 Fairlane Court Bldg C, Placerville, CA 95667

    • E-MAIL TO: CaldorFireROE@edcgov.us

    • If you have any questions about completing the ROE form for Phase II of the Debris Removal Program, send them to CaldorFireROE@edcgov.us or call 530.621.5300.

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Recreation Residences on United States Forest Service (USFS) land

Agencies are working together to determine the process for debris removal efforts on recreation residence lots.  Please contact your permit administrator for USFS cleanup requirements.  Please see the links below to get up-to-date information from the USFS.  

Properties on USFS land may be subject to the guidelines outlined in the Alternate Program and the Caldor Fire Consolidated Debris Removal Program Ordinance Chapter 8.10 in regards to obtaining building permits and verifying debris removal to the County.


Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program

The Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program (Alternative Program) is available to property owners who choose not to enter or do not qualify for the State Program. In the Alternative Program, Property Owners can hire properly licensed and certified contractors and consultants to complete their cleanup. The deadline to enroll in the Alternative Program is November 5, 2021.

  • An Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program Application and Work Plan are required for participation in the Alternative Program.

    • The application deadline for the Alternate Program is Friday, November 5, 2021.

    • Workplans for the Alternative Program must be submitted no later than Friday, December 31, 2021.

  • More information about the Alternative Program, including the application and work plan template, is available below:

  • Alternative Program Applications and Work Plans can be submitted in the following ways:

    • RETURN VIA MAIL/IN PERSON: County of El Dorado, Environmental Management Department, 2850 Fairlane Court Bldg C, Placerville, CA 95667

    • EMAIL TO: AlternativeProgram@edcgov.us

    • If you have questions about completing the Alternative Program Application and Work Plan, send them to AlternativeProgram@edcgov.us or call 530.621.5300

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